Turmeric Chicken Quinoa

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Making Turmeric Chicken Quinoa is really easy. especially for a midweek meal, you can even freeze any leftovers to0. You can make this vegetarian or use any other meat instead.

The beauty about dishes like this is you can add any veggies you want really but I would suggest that you use the red cabbage, leave the chicken out for a vegetarian meal and add more veggies.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC:

Colour (I had to put that in here)
Anti-Inflammatory
Cancer treatment
Arthritis
Improve skin conditions such as acne eczema and psorias

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

When you’re rushed for dinner, brown rice–or even white rice for that matter–takes way too long to cook. Quinoa is not only a great rice substitute rich in fiber and protein (and a gluten-free food), but it only takes 15 minutes to cook. Get pre-rinsed quinoa if you can, or rinse the seeds vigorously in water before cooking to remove the saponins. Quinoa is a seed that’s eaten like a whole grain, and can even be mixed with fruit, nuts, cinnamon, and non-dairy milk for a fast breakfast the next morning. 1 cup of cooked green beans provide 44 calories, 2.5 g protein, 10 g of carbohydrates, 0 g fat, 4 g fiber and 1.25 mg of sodium. Like those numbers? In addition, green beans are rich in carotenoids--lutein, carotene and zeaxanthin.

By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD
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Turmeric Chicken Quinoa

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

Cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive oil for frying
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 onion diced
1 pound chicken minced
2 cups cooked quinoa (cooked in stock)
2 carrots diced
A large handful of green beans
½ small red cabbage cut into chunks
1 teaspoon ground turmeric or 1 teaspoon of Daily Turmeric Tonic
sea salt and cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in fry pan over medium heat, add garlic and onion cook for a few minutes until soft.
  2. Add minced chicken and mix until it is broken up, if you leave it too long, large clumps will form. Cook until it just starts to change colour from pink to white around 5 minutes.
  3. Add turmeric to chicken and mix to coat it.
  4. Add quinoa, carrots and beans, cook for 5 minutes (cook longer if you prefer softer veggies)
  5. Add cabbage and stir through and cook until just wilted, add salt and pepper to taste.
Heat oil in fry pan over medium heat, add garlic and onion cook for a few minutes until soft. Add minced chicken and mix until it is broken up, if you leave it too long, large clumps will form. Cook until it just starts to change colour from pink to white around 5 minutes. Add turmeric to chicken and mix to coat it. Add quinoa, carrots and beans, cook for 5 minutes (cook longer if you prefer softer veggies) Add cabbage and stir through and cook until just wilted, add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 361; Total Fat: 14 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g; Cholesterol: 5 mg; Sodium: 383 mg; Potassium: 580 mg; Carbohydrate: 29 g;  Fiber: 6 g; Sugar: 4 g; Protein: 30 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 21%; Vitamin A: 104%; Iron: 18%; Calcium: 6%;
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